I hate the victimization of women, always.
I have no relationship to the French bourgeoisie. I don’t like connecting with them.
I don’t want to be mysterious.
I hate the idea of growing accustomed to someone and being faithful.
I didn’t foresee my career. Things happen.
I don’t remember being afraid of anything in making films.
I am the eldest child; it’s lonely at the top.
I can’t imagine a society with absolutely no solidarity. For me, it’s a nightmare. And I don’t want to live in a place like that.
I always thought Vincent Lindon had a sexy body, a body you can trust, a solid body you can lean on.
I am always asked, ‘You grew up in Africa?’ Every time I introduce a film, or I’m interviewed, ‘You grew up in Africa?’
I am not at all interested in theories about cinema. I am only interested in images and people and sound. I am really a very simple person.
Africa is no more this poor continent. It’s on the march.
Growing up outside your own country makes you feel that you don’t belong when you return, so you feel free to make friends with whomever you like.
Often, women as little girls are sent off on a track for them to live a perfect life and be a perfect woman. Not for boys, who can be themselves with their mood and their temper.
A film takes a lot of time, and yet not enough to share with the people you’re making the movie with, I think.